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Today in parliament the six Cornish MPs met with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and the Sports Minister to continue our drive towards delivering the Stadium for Cornwall.

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Friday's Assisted Dying debate was the most mature and informed debate in the chamber of this parliament so far. I voted against the Assisted Dying Bill which was overwhelmingly defeated (330 against - 118 in favour).

Young Carers

Today I had the wonderful privilege of opening the family fun day for young carers and their families at the Royal Cornwall Show Ground.

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I want to thank the many people who have contacted me regarding the Middle East refugee crisis. News reports, showing the plight of refugees in their desperate attempt to cross the Mediterranean to reach European shores, continue to shock and sadden us and we naturally want to help.

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Today I met a group of people who have learning disabilities at the Godolphin Arms in Marazion. This gives me an opportunity to hear about their concerns and see what I can do to help. I also had a meeting to discuss an idea I am developing to address our local need for housing.

Penzance Market

West Cornwall MP, Derek Thomas, and Penzance Mayor, Cllr DavidNebesnuick, joined forces in support of Penzance Market which is now located at the Acorn Theatre.

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Hats off to Silke Roskilly and the many people who are working hard to achieve some common sense regarding Dean Quarry. People born and bred in St Keverne Parish have lived with quarrying and do not object

Freight on the Rails

When I fought (and won) my first ever political campaign I was seeking to represent the Penzance Central Ward on Penwith District Council. I remember the emphasis of that election campaign well.

Rev. Bob Senior MBE

After a fairly lengthy battle with cancer, my good friend Rev Bob Senior MBE passed away this morning.


I attended my closest National Coastwatch Institution at Gwennap Head today. Not much to be seen as the fog was pretty overpowering but the technology they use was impressive.

Like St Ives, recruiting volunteers and raising funds to maintain the lookout are the core challenges ahead.